March 2020


Lisa Cooper – A Forgotten Land: Growing Up in the Jewish Pale
March 29, 1:30-3:30 pm, Temple Emanuel, 385 Ward Street, Newton
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This month we are featuring The Jewish Historical Society of Western Massachusetts. The society provides a resource facility for research on Jewish life and activities in Western Massachusetts by collecting and archiving items of material culture and by recording oral histories and cultural events. The society also works to enhance Jewish cultural life in Western Massachusetts through exhibitions, training opportunities, outreach, and other educational events.
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Genealogy Research: Immigration and Naturalization
March 9 and 16, 1:30-2:30 pm
Natick Community Senior Center, 117 East Central Street, Natick
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Location, Location, Location: How Genealogical Research Can Benefit from Historical Maps
March 11 and 18, 4:00-5:30 pm, $65 register in advance
CCAE, 42 Brattle Street, Cambridge
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Jews in Modern Europe Seminar — Ghetto: The History of a Word
Professor Daniel B. Schwartz, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
March 12, 4:30-6:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge
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Research Sunday
March 15, 1:30-3:3:30 pm
Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society
Chicopee Library, 449 Front Street, Chicopee
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Journey Back in Time: In Search of Crypto-Jewish Ancestors
Presenter: Genie Milgrom
March 25, 6:30 pm, registration required
New England Historic Genealogical Society, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston
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Genealogy and the Anti-Immigration Movement
Presenter: Ilan Stavans
March 29, 2:00 pm
Western Massachusetts Jewish Genealogical Society
Jones Library, 43 Amity Street, Amherst
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Boston’s Old South End Jewish Walking Tour
March 29, 2:00-4:15 pm
Brookline Community Education, $25 register in advance
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Tracking Your Ancestors Using Local Resources
March 30, 7:00 – 8:45 pm, register in advance
Newton Free Library, 330 Homer Street, Newton
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Tehran Children: On the Trail of WWII Refugees in Central Asia and the Middle East
Prof. Mikhal Dekel, City College
April 1, 4:30-6:00 pm
Hoffmann Room, Adolphus Busch Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge
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Mining the Newspaper Databases on MyHeritage for Your Family History
Legacy Family Tree Webinar, register in advance
March 10, 2:00 pm
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Massachusetts Genealogical Council Seminar
April 4-5, 2020, Lowell, MA
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National Genealogical Society 2020 Family History Conference
May 20-23, 2020, Salt Lake City, UT
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IAJGS 2020 International Conference
August 9-14, 2020, San Diego, CA
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